HoopsHype Ty Lawson rumors

December 13, 2013 Updates

Nuggets guard Ty Lawson is over a hamstring injury and officially set to go for Friday's game against the Utah Jazz. That's just in time to face a Jazz team that looks wholly different from the one the Nuggets beat on Nov. 11 in Utah — a victory that at the time kicked off a stretch of 10 wins in 12 games. Denver Post

December 12, 2013 Updates

If he doesn't experience any unforeseen complications, Nuggets guard Ty Lawson is expected to return to action on Friday against the Utah Jazz after missing the last two games due to a hamstring injury, coach Brian Shaw said. "Barring any setback from practice today, I think he should be able to go tomorrow," Shaw said. Denver Post

December 10, 2013 Updates

So much has changed in just over a year. George Karl, the coach who crafted Denver's go-go identity, was let go. "I was just shocked at that," Ty Lawson, the team's point guard, says about Karl's firing. He was napping when a friend texted him that Karl was out. "I was like, 'Why?'" added Lawson. "He had just won coach of the year!" Grantland

December 8, 2013 Updates

Lawson is facing that transition. Defenses have homed in and closed in on him in a way he had not seen before in his NBA career. He has been identified as the most dangerous weapon the Nuggets have and the main reason his team wins games. Take Lawson out, opponents say, and your chances of beating the Nuggets rise tenfold. Lawson knows it. "I've seen way more attention," Lawson acknowledged. "Even from when I'm coming off the pick-and-roll, they are being more physical, trying to bump me off the lane or get the ball out of my hands." Then he got down to the thing that matters most. "I'm working on it," Lawson said. "So I can better prepare myself for it." Denver Post

November 26, 2013 Updates

After the Denver Nuggets surprisingly fired George Karl and hired Brian Shaw, everybody pondered the coming limitations lightning-quick point guard Ty Lawson would encounter outside of a structure-less offense rather than the untapped possibilities of playing within one. “I knew that everybody thought that I can’t play in a system where it’s come down and run a play,” Lawson told NBA.com on Monday night following his fourth double-double of the young season. “But I can.” Can he ever. “He’s an All-Star,” assessed Dallas Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle, who watched Lawson slice his defense in consecutive games Saturday and Monday for 39 points and 20 assists. “He and [Tony] Parker are probably the two best paint penetration guys in basketball, and so it’s a big problem, it’s a huge problem. His speed is always in play and he’s shooting high 30s [percent] from 3. So if you lay way off of him he pulls up and shoots it.” NBA.com

November 1, 2013 Updates

Nuggets guard Ty Lawson may have been a skeptic of the team's new offensive system and his role in it before the season opener, but he walked out of Sleep Train arena in Sacramento late Wednesday a believer. He walked out as excited about the possibilities as he has been since the start of training camp. "Me? I think things are bright for us," said Lawson, after the Nuggets' season-opening two-point loss to the Kings. "We've got a couple of people down (with injuries), and introducing a new system and playing in an environment like this, it was crazy. So, to have a showing like that, I feel like we have a bright future." Denver Post

October 30, 2013 Updates

Are the Nuggets crazy? They want to do what? How can creating more shots for physically gifted but offensively awkward big men JaVale McGee and Kenneth Faried make Denver a better team? That's precisely what point guard Ty Lawson wants to know. It hasn't been easy for Lawson to make sense of how the Nuggets intend to play basketball. "I think it has been a little frustrating for him, to be honest with you," Nuggets coach Brian Shaw said Tuesday, on the eve of the season opener at Sacramento. Denver Post

October 29, 2013 Updates
October 28, 2013 Updates

Nuggets guard Ty Lawson said he hopes to be ready for Wednesday night's season opener at Sacramento but that he's not sure his ailing groin will let him. "It's still feeling a little stiff, so I don't know yet," Lawson said. Lawson was injured in the Nuggets' final preseason game Friday at Chicago. He did not participate in practice Sunday. He said he wants to test his ability early this week to get a handle on whether he'll be able to play Wednesday against the Kings. Lawson said he will wait "to see how it feels, see how far I can take it." Denver Post

October 9, 2013 Updates

The domestic violence case against Denver Nuggets point guard Ty Lawson has been dropped. Lisa Pinto, a spokeswoman for 18th Judicial District Attorney's Office, said Tuesday that, "based on our continued investigation and developments after the filing of the cases, we dismissed the cases in the interest of justice." Lawson and his girlfriend were arrested following a fight at their home in August. Associated Press

October 8, 2013 Updates

A domestic dispute involving Denver Nuggets point guard Ty Lawson has been dismissed in Arapahoe County Court. Lawson, 25, was arrested in August after a dispute with his girlfriend, Ashley Nicole Pettiford. She was also arrested in the case which allegedly involved a loud verbal dispute and broken cell phones. Charges against her have also been dismissed. Denver Post

August 24, 2013 Updates

An initial hearing in the domestic violence case against Denver Nuggets guard Ty Lawson is being delayed until September. Prosecutors asked for the postponement on Friday to give them more time to investigate. Both Lawson and his pregnant girlfriend Ashley Pettiford were arrested following a fight at their home Saturday. Pettiford said she heard Lawson on the phone with another woman and said Lawson pushed her as she packed her things. She's accused of breaking Lawson's phone. ESPN.com

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August 20, 2013 Updates

Ty Lawson's pregnant girlfriend told investigators the Denver Nuggets guard pushed her during a fight after she heard him on the phone with another woman. Both Lawson and Ashley Pettiford were arrested following Saturday's fight and held over the weekend because of the domestic violence allegations. According to a sheriff's report, Pettiford said Lawson grabbed both of her arms and pushed her back as she tried to pack her clothes to leave. Lawson allegedly admitted to pushing her out of the way but said it wasn't a "real push." USA Today Sports

Ty Lawson, the Denver Nuggets' star point guard, was charged with physical harassment and criminal mischief stemming from a Saturday night domestic violence arrest. Lawson's girlfriend, Ashley Nicole Pettiford, was also arrested, Grayson Robinson, Arapahoe County Sheriff told The Denver Post. Denver Post

A mandatory restraining order was issued after charges were filed surrounding a domestic violence incident, according to court records. "They were yelling at each other and broke each other's phones," Robinson said. "I don't believe it was physical otherwise." Denver Post

August 19, 2013 Updates

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